I shot my first film on Super 8mm while studying Three Dimensional Design at Wimbledon School of Art. The short film won first prize in a BBC tv competition judged by award winning DP Chris Menges BSC – years later, I worked with Chris as his operator.
I joined the film & TV industry as a commercials runner at Ridley Scott Associates. Having gained experience as a camera assistant on documentaries and TV drama, I progressed to operating and lighting. Acquiring skills such as steadicam, helped to build my reputation and propel my journey into feature films – reuniting with Ridley Scott as camera operator and splinter unit DP.
Over the last 30 years, I have had the privilege of working with so many talented directors; cinematographers; technicians and artists. For me, collaboration is incredibly inspiring and rewarding – the key to producing quality work. Creating imagery with composition; light & movement to help convey a story or express emotions, is the driving force that continues to motivate me – a process that has so many exciting challenges, with so much more to explore….
– NOMINATION FOR OUTSTANDING CAMERA OPERATOR WORK ON A FEATURE FILM –
It was a huge pleasure to step aboard this Paddington sequel, under the superb navigation of the talented writer/director Paul King and the creative vision of DP Erik Wilson. I found it surprisingly challenging to frame this film – where the principle character was not only a small bear interacting with human co-stars, but he was never actually visible through the eyepiece! Complex sequences and a dynamic roving lens galvanised to help produce this heart-warming family comedy. Thank you to an amazing cast & crew for their great collaboration – This nomination is in recognition of all their hard work.